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Pires names his ultimate Arsenal 5 a side team

June 7, 2016

Double Grand Slam tennis champion Andy Murray and ten time finalist recently met one of his sporting heroes and Arsenal great, Robert Pires, over a relaxed game of Petanque in Paris. This forms part of Standard Life’s ‘Master Your Dreams’ campaign, where Murray took some precious time out of his busy preparations to meet Robert […] […]

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Arsenal linked with Patrick Blah Blah

September 1, 2015

Arsenal’s summer took an unexpected twist yesterday when French starlet Patrick Blah Blah sensationally confessed his love for the Gunners and in particular Arsène Wenger. Arsenal reportedly have a transfer kitty of over 900m and are looking to make key signings before the window closes.  Having already been linked with everyone in Europe &a […]

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Joey Barton – Spot on or just bitter?

June 27, 2015

Like him or loathe him, Joey Barton is a rare breed in the football media. An intelligent out spoken, passionate, football fan with an honest opinion. The former QPR midfielder tells 5 live Sport that the culture in English football is “rotten from top to bottom” following the team’s exit from European Championships. The culture […]

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England are off to the World Cup, can we start enjoying ourselves now?

October 15, 2013

Shock horror, turns out all that worrying about the current England squad was for nothing. Victory against Poland guaranteed not only automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup Finals in Brazil but also a much needed and thoroughly deserved respite for manager Roy Hodgson. All the talk in the build to the final two group […] […]

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Is Joe Hart becoming complacent due to a lack of competition?

October 10, 2013

Joe Hart’s place in the Manchester City and England team has come under scrutiny, but is there sufficient competition to push him? After Joe Hart’s performance against Bayern Munich last week in the Champions League, there were further questions asked over his form and whether he should continue in goal for Manchester City. Manager Man […]

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Five uncapped players who could make England’s World Cup squad

October 10, 2013

Players from Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, West Ham and Norwich City  still have a chance of going to Brazil despite not being capped yet. In just over a weeks time we will know whether England have managed to win their World Cup Qualifying group and automatically qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. If as […] […]

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Who’s really to blame for England’s 46 years of football failure?

September 24, 2013

With England achieving so many sporting successes in rugby, cricket, sailing and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, why is it failing at football? 2012 is the 46th year of failure for the English national football team, a sporting event created in England. Latest research by Anthony King, Why England Fails, published in Sport in Society further i […]

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Is the Bundesliga the greatest league in the world?

April 30, 2013

Quite simply, Yes. Global football analysis names Bundesliga as the greatest professional league in the world . Contrary to popular wisdom, English Premier League is not the ‘best’ A major new analysis into the strength of every country’s premier football competition has been released, naming Germany’s Bundesliga as officially the greatest […]

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Top 10 volleys of all time

November 15, 2012

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminded the world why he holds himself in such high esteem last night with four goals including a brilliant bicycle kick that took his side to a 4-2 win over England. The ‘Zlatan show’ has got everyone talking so Unibet bring us a countdown of some of the best bicycle kicks of all […] […]

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Hodgson Set to Hand England Debuts To New Faces In Sweden

November 14, 2012

Steven Gerrard has been passed fit for Wednesday’s friendly against Sweden after a precautionary scan on his knee proved to be ok. The England captain is now set to become only the sixth Englishman to win 100 caps, joining the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Billy Wright, David Beckham and Peter Shilton as […] […]

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Has Wilfred Zaha got the right attitude to succeed in the Premier League?

November 13, 2012

The young Crystal Palace star has been called up for the England squad to face Sweden. Since then Zaha has been talking to the press about his ambitions both domestically and internationally in the game. Confidence is an important quality in a good player and something that the 20 year old has in abundance. He […] […]

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England could struggle in Poland

October 16, 2012

Roy Hodgson’s England team travel to Warsaw on Tuesday night knowing that a win against Poland will increase their lead at the top of World Cup qualifying Group H and with it, improve their chances of reaching Brazil in 2014. However, defeat would have the opposite effect and would put England’s chances of automatic qualification […] […]

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